The West Coast's Golden Beaches

Below the hilltop village of Pelekas is the beach of Kontogialos with its golden sand gently sloping into the sea. Although not the 'hippy paradise' it was in the '70s and '80s, outside the high season it is still a quiet and beautiful spot. Neighbouring Glyfada is set against a backdrop of crumbling cliffs with rock formations at either end, this large sandy beach is one of the finest and most popular on the island.

Swimming is superb; the water is initially shallow, but deepens farther out and there can be a strong undercurrent at the northern end (as on many beaches along the west coast).. Mirtiotissa is still described by some enthusiasts as the most beautiful beach in Europe. Sheer cliffs covered with trees and shrubs drop directly to the sand creating a sense of wonderful isolation. At both ends of the long beach curl rocky promontories offering marvellous snorkelling in crystal blue water.

Mirtiotissa is unofficially recognized as the island's nudist beach. Agios Gordis is a scenic beach is surrounded by verdant slopes covered with orchards, olive groves, and market gardens, is punctuated by a gigantic erect rock rising from the water at the southern end - an excellent spot for snorkelling and spear fishing, as are the rocks at the northern end. We can provide you with more details of this excursion, including other options, prices, timing, etc. Simply contact us or fill in our enquiry form

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